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Spacious, well equipt apartment, broadband, Sky TV, with pool just outside.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Nr Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Great Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Welcome to our ideal holiday apartment at Sao Rafael. A perfect holiday home in a perfect holiday location. This large ground floor air conditioned apartment has recently been refurbished to a very high standard (2013 see below) Now with broadband, SKY TV and all the latest films. The development is beautifully landscaped with trees and gardens containing a wide variety of colourfull shrubs and flowers. The large pool and kiddies pool is only 20 steps from the door. The coastal walk going west of Sao Rafael beach really shouldn't be missed. The sea has eroded the sandstone coastline into the most spectacular forms including arches, bridges and small coves.

Kevin Fagan at or 07970 940452
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Kevin Fagan at or 07970 940452

I live in England with my wife and 1 child. My wife Erika looks after young Michael full time at present.

We chose an apartment in Sao Rafael when a friend of ours invited us to his own apartment in the same complex. The place seemed ideal, lovely gardens, sun, the sea on the doorstep, and only 3 kilometres from Albufeira's bars and restaurants.

Unique benefits of the property - the property is just a four or five minute walk from a great beach and just 20 metres from the pool area. Newly updated with a repaint, new bath and shower, new TV, new armchair, new curtaints, new mattresses and a floor tile regrout in Feb 2013

Kevin Fagan at or 07970 940452 purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Kevin Fagan at or 07970 940452 chose Albufeira

It seems to have everything. Great weather, great pool, a superb beach, great golf, beautiful walks and fantastic restaurants and night life down the road in Albufeira. Plus of course cheap flights to England.

What makes this apartment unique

If you want to dine in style there is now a brand new 5 star beach side hotel within a 30second walk from the apartment. We have recently upgraded the apartment with a new TV, broadband, bath and shower, mattresses, repaint, regrouted tiles and a new armchair.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful area and a great apartment with the pool just outside. We had a great time, the kids loved it. We will be coming back next year if it's still available. Thanks Kevin
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Must be out by 10am on you last day as we need to clean the apartment.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One newly tiled bathroom with brand new bath and shower unit (Feb2013). Basin and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious Bedroom 1 with twin beds. Spacious Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Modern sofabed in lounge which opens out to an extremely comfortable Double bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We have recently renewed the following items for the apartment: Sofabed, dining table and chairs, washing machine, fridge/freezer, air conditioning unit, new windows, front door, patio door and new flat panel TV with Sky and BTSports channels 2016. New Bath with shower 2013. New Mattresses and curtains 2013. Ngrouted floor tiles. Broadband. Repainted througout 2014. The garden, although communal feels like it is your own space with a variety of beautiful shrubs and palms. Large swimming pool that is supervised in the high season and no more than 25 steps from the front door. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean linen and towels will be changed at every cross over day. This can also be requested at any time during your stay at an extra cost. Other: The apartment has been updated in Feb 2013 with new bath and shower unit. Newly painted throughout. New flat screen TV with UK an Portugese channels. New matresses and curtains. New armchair.


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Spacious, well equipt apartment, broadband, Sky TV, with pool just outside.
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Great location for excellent beaches.

  • 5 of 5

Great location with two excellent beaches (with beach bars) & some very good restaurants nearby. Approx. 2 mile walk to the old town (watch out for the dogs near the marina!). Everything you need in the apartment for your stay and the complex has a great pool. A car may be useful, but not totally necessary as the area has a good taxi service. Avoid the local mini markets and make a point of hitting lidl (not walkable to, approx 3-4miles) early on in your stay. Very nice relaxing location for a holiday. Thanks Kevin.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul, many thanks for your very kind words regarding our apartment. This will help it get from page 10 to nearer the first page on Owners Direct. Glad to hear you had a nice time. Please come again one day. Thanks Again Kevin
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Very spacious flat in a great location

  • 3 of 5

The flat is very spacious, located in a perfect location just 500m from Sao Rafael beach. It also has a good equipped kitchen and all rooms are comfortable. The pool in the flat area is big and makes it a good alternative to the beach. Plus, there is a small bar in the pool area which is very much convenient.

During our stay we had one issue with the water drainage in the bathroom. The issue was quite unpleasant and could not be fixed while we were there.

Kevin was quite accessible since we booked the flat and also during our stay, trying to get the bathroom issue fixed.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Marcio. The plumber went back in after you left and cleared the waste pipe. Everything is working fine now.
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Lovely apartment in a great setting close to the pool.

  • 5 of 5

It was great.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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had a fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and spacious apartment right next to the pool and 5 minute walk to an amazing beach 10 minutes by car to albuferia will definatley stay again

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly great holiday in Sao Rafael. A wonderful little spot and a lovely apartment with everything we needed. We are going back there this year and probably the next.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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RE: Great Break in the Algarve

  • 4 of 5

Cracking location and good, spacious apartment with great access to swimming pools and local beaches. A fantastic area and great for kids. Beaches are truly stunning. Would definitely come again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Albufeira Old Town
Fisherman's Beach
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Alatlantic Hotel
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Atlantic Hotel


Our local beach (Sao Rafael) is a four minute walk from the apartment.


Faro is the nearest Airport which is 40 kilometres or a 35 minute drive.


The main town of Albufeira is only 3 kilometres from us. Gale beach is 1.5 kilometres.

Further Details:

Newly updated in February 2013 Now with all SKY and latest films Feb 2016.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners own website (see link below).

Changeover Day:
No prefered change over day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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